School Details

Cesar E Chavez Community School

4001 South Third Street, Phoenix, AZ 85040
(602) 232-4940
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-8 467 students 17 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade

43%
45%
69%
37%
54%
75%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Roosevelt Elementary District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

40%
42%
65%
43%
59%
77%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Roosevelt Elementary District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

38%
41%
63%
50%
60%
79%
25%
31%
56%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Roosevelt Elementary District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

34%
42%
63%
54%
63%
79%
30%
35%
53%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Roosevelt Elementary District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

22%
45%
65%
64%
72%
85%
16%
28%
52%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Roosevelt Elementary District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

29%
38%
58%
54%
56%
72%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Roosevelt Elementary District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Cesar E Chavez Community School is a public middle school in Phoenix. The principal of Cesar E Chavez Community School is David Provost. 467 students attend Cesar E Chavez Community School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 52% of the Cesar E Chavez Community School students have "limited English proficiency." 7% of the 467 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Cesar E Chavez Community School is 17:1. NFL Yet College Prep Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 94% 80%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.5% 15%
Multiracial 0.5% %
Asian 0% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 7% 90%
Limited English proficiency 52% 35%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    This is a school that is undergoing a metamorphosis. There are 9 existing teachers left from last years' staff. 17 of us are new. This is my 7th year of teaching and I am well educated with experience in the classroom as well as a Master's degree. Cesar Chavez is beginning to run like a well oiled machine. The current administration gives up Saturdays stays late and asks for teacher input often in order to make the school a better institution for kids and the community at large. While no place is perfect and public education needs a serious overhaul in general this school is on a recent upswing and I am proud to be a teacher employed there.

  • (6 years ago)

    The school was moving in the right direction last year. It is a performing plus school. The state came and took over this school and now the school seems to be going down hill. Staff morale seems very low and the principal cannot communicate with parents.

  • (8 years ago)

    Very nice school but too big. Has 3000 students

  • (8 years ago)

    Chavez lacks organization and leadership. The new principal is trying however; teacher involvement or lack thereof is disappointing. This school caters to the none English speaking community I am Hispanic and unimpressed with the lack of interest on the faculty's part unless you do not speak English and the district office is no better. Unfortunately now my choices are limited considering all but a few school's in this district are 'failing. The middle school teachers I have met all but one (Ms. Strange) lack compassion and motivation. As for elementary teachers only one deserves recognition that would be Ms. Hawken. These two teachers are great; unfortunately no one else can hold a candle to them thank you both for coming into my children's lives. I wish I had positive things to say regretfully I do not. If you have a choice I would strongly recommend you send your child to another school even district if possible. The PTSO is what I have seen a joke. This school has no strive for greatness and even less enthusiasm. I believe only 10% of the student body will further their education which is not encouraged by the staff or at least I have never seen it.

  • (9 years ago)

    I was impressed with new building and my child s kindergarten teacher as well as the art teacher. I was not impressed with school front office secretaries who never had enough information about the school or the Principal and Assistant Principal who were never accessible to the parents. Very unorganized letters/flyers sent home with child were misspelled and not written in proper English. No (PTA) Parent Teacher Association or attempt to construct one. There were some nice family nights at school but not enough to make up for all the negatives. Went on field trip with my child class and was very concerned with the lack of supervision the children had and the lack of organization and professionalism of the teachers. My child will be attending another school for 1st grade.

  • (9 years ago)

    Chavez offers a lot of after school programs for the students choir dance drama tutoring and various sports. There is a need for stronger parental involvement as well as leadership.

  • (11 years ago)

    Cesar Chavez is a striving school and we welcome any and all parents to participate in any way they can.We need your involvement to help keep our children learning and growing. Mrs Osnato 1st grade and Mr. Garcia 3rd grade are exceptional teachers and provide the best teaching for the children. Way to go guy's! Keep up the good work!

  • (11 years ago)

    This school provides parent work shops to help our parents grow and be better parents they have after school programs homework help recreation provided by the city of Phoenix they have computer classes after school summer classes such as a Learn and Serve Program to teach the childeren respect careing and shareing amoung other things. These teachers and staff care about these childeren as if they were their own. Matter of fact a few of them have their own childeren going to this school. We have many teachers that reach out to these childeren encourage excite teach and show these childeren leadership. I have had 3 childeren in this school one has moved on to high school and will graduate this year (2003) the support I received from the teachers to get him to high school was great Iam looking forward to the same with my other two girls.

  • (12 years ago)

    Cesar Chavez is a inner city community school providing medical & educational services to parents students and community members. They are providing these programs to break the cycle of poverty. These students are the best!

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